GLENDALE — The number of vandalism incidents in Glendale jumped by 28 last month, according to police crime data.
Reports of vandalism increased from 42 in September to 68 in October, exceeding that month's total for most violent offenses, such as assaults and robberies, according to the Police Department.
And in the past seven days, 21 incidents of vandalism were reported throughout the city — or half of the entire total for September.
Crime analysts said the recent vandalism incidents did not represent a significant jump, "however, the area commanders are concerned and we are going track them and assign some resources to track and hopefully arrest or at least deter," West Command Lt. Bruce Fox said.
In those seven days, eight incidents, including damage to vehicles and tagging of a vacant building, were reported in west Glendale, he said.